The Pardon

Osborne, John
September 1974
New Republic;9/28/74, Vol. 171 Issue 13, p8
Focuses on the pardon of the former President of the United States Richard Nixon for his alleged involvement in the Watergate Affair. Views that a prolonged indictment, prosecution and trial of Richard Nixon, would have been bad for the country; Opinion of the author that Nixon's resignation and then in his acceptance of the pardon acknowledge his guilt; Author against the manner of pardon; Views that Nixon could have been granted pardon prior to indictment and conviction; Questions over why the U.S. President Gerald R. Ford waited for legal procedures before pardon; Explanation of the reasons for delay in pardon; Comments on the gulf between Ford and Nixon.


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